Alliums offer whimsical structures and great textural contrasts unique to the late-spring bulb garden. Clustered florets in a globe-shape flower head are held aloft on a thick stem. In the species, loose bouquets of flowers sprout from clustered, hollow stems. The larger allium flower heads are fun focal points for dried arrangements. (BHG)
Latin Name: Clivia; Common Name: Amaryllis family including bulbs and phizomes; Type: bulb; Warning: poisonous
When I was a kid living in the trailer park, I found this type of flower growing in an overturned cinder block behind our trailer on the edge of someone's lot. Every year, I was so excited to sneak in the neighbor's front yard to pick them for my mom.